Angela Tomlin, PhD, IN LEND Director receives "Inspirational Woman" Award

April 29, 2015

At the end of March, women faculty, staff and student leaders were recognized and celebrated at the Annual Women's Leadership Awards Reception sponsored by the Office for Women and the Office of Student Involvement. The awards highlight the campus celebration of Women's History Month, which this year featured the theme, "Weaving the Stories of Women's Lives."

The highlight of the celebration was presentation of awards to women faculty and staff who lead through stellar action, initiative, guidance, achievement, generosity, commitment and service, contributing to successful students and the esteem of the campus, along with exemplary IUPUI students cited for their outstanding service and achievements.

Award winners included:

  • "Newcomer" Staff Awards: Cynthia Felsten, assistant director of development and alumni relations at IUPUC; and Tara Hobson-Prater, director of the Indiana BioMedical Gateway program at IU School of Medicine.
  • "Veteran" Staff Awards: Tralicia Lewis, assistant vice chancellor for student affairs, IUPUI.
  • Staff Inspirational Woman Award was presented to Pamela Blevins Hinkle, director of The Spirit and Place Festival at The Polis Center. 
  • Outstanding Woman Leader Awards for "Newcomer" Faculty: Cherri Hobgood, chair and Rolly McGrath Professor atIU School of Medicine; and Genevieve G. Shaker, assistant professor of philanthropic studies at IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and IUPUI associate dean for development and external affairs.
  • Outstanding Woman Leader Awards for "Veteran" Faculty: Mary Guerriero Austrom, associate dean of diversity affairs and Wesley P. Martin Professor of Alzheimer Disease Education at IU School of Medicine; Teresita M. Bellido, professor of anatomy and cell biology and professor of medicine at IU School of Medicine; Bonnie Blazer-Yost, professor of biology at School of Science at IUPUI; Gina Sanchez Gibau, associate dean for student affairs at IU School of Liberal Arts and associate professor in the Department of Anthropology; and Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber, executive director of the National Center of Excellence in Women's Health and associate clinical professor of medicine and pediatrics at IU School of Medicine.
  • Faculty "Inspirational Woman" Awards: Angela Tomlin, director of the Riley Child Development Center and associate professor of clinical pediatrics at IU School of Medicine; and Sheila Kennedy, professor of law and public policy and director of the Center for Civic Literacy.